Around the neighborhoods: Abbeydorney in Ballyduff



Sympathy is extended to the family, relatives and friends of the following people who have recently passed away; Sheila O’Connor. Lissereen and formerly of Curravough; Betty Moriarty, Moyessa, Listowel and formerly Baltovin; Anthony Lynch, Place de Belgique, Monaghan, RIP

Primary Schools Athletics

There will be an elementary school cross country event for grades one through sixth at Walnut Grove Field, Ardfert this Friday evening at 6 p.m. sharp. Medals for the first 6 of each race and registration for students is 2 euros. More details from St Brendan’s AC on 087 7985557.

EC scheme

Upcoming CE vacancies based at Abbeydorney and Ardfert: Environmental workers x 4; Laundry assistant x 2; Guardian x 1; 1 maintenance worker; Receptionist / Basic Personnel Assistant x 1; Researcher / Kitchen Assistant x 1; Active Retired Facilitator x 1. To be eligible for the CE program you must have received Irish Social Security allowance for 12 months or more and be over 21 years of age. Please send your CV to [email protected] or post it to Abbeydorney Development Company, Community Hall, Abbeydorney, Tralee, Co Kerry.


Results of the lottery of the members of the parish hall of Abbeydorney and community projects 09/14/2021; 1st Jackpot € 10,000. Numbers drawn: 06,11,17,22 No winner. ; 2nd Jackpot € 1,800. Numbers drawn: 05,11,19,20 No winner. consolation prize; € 25 Mike O’Mahony, Rathkenny; € 25 Kevin Ross, Ballyduff and € 25 Patricia, C / o Buds. Names drawn for the mini jackpot draw; Carmel Quirke, S / S Cahernade; Niamh and Mgt Sheehy, Lixnaw and Gerry Henry, Abbeydorney.

Next Lotto Jackpots: € 10,000 and € 1,900. Tickets € 2 each or 3 for € 5. A € 2 ticket covers both Jackpot draws. Thank you for your continued support.


Primary Schools Athletics

There will be an elementary school cross country event for grades one through sixth at Walnut Grove Field, Ardfert this Friday evening at 6 p.m. sharp. Medals for the first 6 of each race and registration for students is 2 euros. Shield for the best overall school. More details from St Brendan’s AC on 087 7985557.


Chair fitness program

Class chair exercise at the Ballybunion community center Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please call to reserve your chair, call Martina on 087 797 3688

Aqua aerobics: Aqua aerobics at the Ballybunion leisure center Mon, 9.45-10.30 a.m. and 10.30-11.15 a.m., Wed and Fri 9.45-10.30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. For more information, classes MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE, call Martina on 087 7973 688

Horse and pony races

The Ballybunion Horse and Pony Race reunion will now take place on Sunday September 26 and not as previously announced due to beach restrictions. From 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon tea dance

Kilcooley’s House Hotel Charity Afternoon tea dance to benefit the Jack O’Sullivan Memorial Fund will take place on Sunday, October 31 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please note the new venue Everyone is welcome to attend Music by Ger Walsh. Admission is € 5 which includes refreshments.

Clothing collection

The Parents Association of Scoil Íosagáin is organizing a clothing drive on Friday, October 22. Bags can be dropped off in the morning at drop-off or in the afternoon at pick-up, there will be a designated area in the yard for this. All clothing, shoes, belts, curtains, etc. are accepted. No duvets or pillows.

Attend mass

In accordance with recent government guidelines, reservations are no longer necessary to attend Mass. The ushers will stay to welcome you and help you find a safe seat. Please continue to wear your face covering, use hand sanitizer, and maintain social distancing inside and outside the church

As always, thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

Group of parents and toddlers

Come and have fun with your child while getting to know other parents in a warm environment. Starting September 29 at 10 a.m. at the Ballybunion Community Center, to register, call Laura at Tír na nÓg Daycare 068-25765 / 083 864 6093 or email [email protected]

Cashen Vale Boxing Club

Boxing practice every Friday from 7pm and every Saturday from 12pm at the Irish Collage Sandhill Rd. New members welcome.

The elderly

The Ballybunion Seniors Committee would like to restart our winter program from the first week of September. This is open to everyone, new members are welcome. The Kerry Flyer will bring all interested parties together and bring them home. Please contact: Eileen 086 2234965 0r Con 087 4184241

Meals on wheels

The Ballybunion meals-on-wheels service will be delivered 3 days a week, meals will be delivered on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. If you would like delivery, please contact Eileen Fogarty on 086 2234 965 or Con McCarthy on 087 418 4241. The areas covered are Ballybunion, Lisselton, Asdee and Ballylongford. Dinner will be delivered to your door by one of the men at a cost of € 6 per meal

Ballybunion Notes

If there is anything you would like to include in the Ballybunion ratings, please email the address below or message us on the Ballybunion Tourism Office Facebook page by 10:00 am on Monday Ballybuniontouristoffice @


First Communion

Congratulations to the students of Lisselton National School who received their First Communion last Saturday at St Theresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue.


Congratulations to Lorraine Gurnett, Ardfert and Colin O’mahony, sons of Margaret and John, Moybella, who got married last Friday and celebrated with family and friends in Killarney.

Achievement of the young people of Ballydonoghue

Kudos to Edel Joy, Ballyconry, who represented Ireland at the World Body Art and Makeup Finals. Edel is an extremely talented makeup artist and is attached to Kerry College of Beauty.

Ballydonoghue CCE

Registration will take place on October 1 on the grounds of Lisselton School. Details in Kerryman’s notes next week.

New banking service

Bank of Ireland business can now be transacted at the Lisselton Post Office. Cash withdrawals and deposits can be made with a debit card, cash and check deposits can also be made with a wire transfer.


News of the passing of Margaret McElligott (Nee McGrath, Coolaclarig), Coolard last Wednesday, caused great sadness in the region. Margaret, who had suffered from poor health for some time, was a very elegant woman, always bright and cheerful and who smiled on everyone. She had a keen interest in horse racing, racing, etc. and would look forward to Listowel Harvest’s annual meeting this week and the start of the racing season at Kilflynn next weekend. His popularity was evidenced at the large gathering at St. Therese Church on Saturday as the funeral procession arrived for mass and again as he left for internment at Gale cemetery. Sympathy is extended to her husband, Johnny, her sons, Sean and Jerry, her daughter, Valerie, her sisters, Mary and Sr Noreen (New Zealand), her brothers, Paddy, Peter, Tom, Bill and Jerry and their extended families, neighbors and a large circle of friends. Margaret was the daughter of the late Peter and Joan, Coolaclarig and was predeceased by her brother, Johnny. May she rest in peace.


Lotto draw

The results of the Ballyduff GAA Club Weekly Lotto draw on Tuesday, September 14 are as follows: the numbers drawn were 3, 11 and 12 and the bonus number was 1. the Jackpot. There was no winner for the Match Three prize of € 400. Weekly Lotto Draw tickets cost € 2.50 each, with a minimum stake of € 5, and you must choose three numbers from 1 28 and one bonus number from 1 10. The jackpot starts at € 10,000 and € 100 y are added weekly. otherwise won. There is a weekly match 3 prize of € 400 for anyone who matches the first 3 numbers without the bonus number. This prize will be shared if there is more than one Match 3 winner. For more information on the new Loto, please contact a Ballyduff GAA club manager. Please support and remember “if you are not in it you cannot win”. You can also play Loto online at

Church News

Masses of the week:

Wednesday 7:00 p.m .: Special Intention

Thursday 10:00 am: Special intention

Friday 7:00 p.m .: Jackie, David, Maryanne, Dave, Brendan & Paddy O’Connor

Saturday 6.30 p.m .: Mass at Causeway

Sunday 11:00 am: Anne & Shane Ross; Batt O’Connor; Mary Costello and deceased family members, Dromartin

Reader: Sunday, September 26 11:00 a.m. Paul McCarthy

Divine Mercy Devotions: every Sunday at 3:00 p.m.

Ministers of the Eucharist: Sunday, September 12 11:00 a.m. Ann Marie Corridan / Eamonn Deenihan Eucharistic adoration: every Thursday 10:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m.

Attendance at Mass: Attendance at Mass is now 50% of the capacity of the church. We are now abandoning the arrangement of the station district. Only every other seat will be accessible until further notice Confirmation: for students of Sliabh a’Mhadra National School on Saturday October 16 at SS Peter & Paul Church, Ballyduff at 12:00 p.m. and for students of the school Nationale Ballyduff also on Saturday October 16 at 2:00 p.m.

First holy communion

First Communion for the children of Sliabh a’Mhadra NS and Ballincrossig NS this Saturday September 25 at 10:30 am at SS Peter & Paul Church, Ballyduff

Primary cross-country ski schools

All students from Ballyduff Schools are invited to cross country races in Walnut Grove, Ardfert this Friday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. There will be races for all classes from first to sixth. There will be medals for the top six in each race. The cost of registration is 2 €. Details of St Brendan’s AC on 087 7985557.

Coiste na ng

U12 Our U12 howlers staged a home blitz on Saturday. They played three games and won two of the three games. It was a great team performance with every player involved and contributing to a great display of hurling. U13 Our U13 footballers continue their good form as they advance to the next round of the Tommy Madden Memorial competition after beating Beale last Sunday 4-9-1 3. We wish them luck in the semi-finals. this weekend.

U14 Well done to the U14 pitchers who won a comfortable away win over Ardfert last Saturday. They are now playing Tralee Parnells at home this Saturday at 5

Minor throw

The celebrations for our minor hurling champions ended on Monday of last week with traditional visits to local national schools which were preceded by breakfast at the Buds Resource Center. Many thanks to the management and staff of the Ballyduff, Sliabh a’Mhadra and Ballincrossig National Schools for their warm welcome and to Buds for the delicious breakfast. It really capped off a wonderful weekend that the players will remember for a long time. A wonderful weekend and thank you to everyone who made this possible.

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